Are you dreaming of something rich and chocolatey? Try these Keto Chocolate Muffins, and you will get a chocolate fix really quick. They are sweet, decadent, and are filled with chocolate chips to give you chocolate in every bite. You will find that these double chocolate muffins are gluten-free, grain-free, low carb, and keto-friendly too.
I go through phases where I am great at meal planning and prepping. When time allows, I enjoy planning out my meals and making foods in advance. These chocolate keto muffins are prime candidates for such events. Each batch of these heavenly muffins makes twelve, so you can easily add them to your meal plan for snacks and breakfast on a keto diet.
In addition to the simple recipe, they can be frozen to enjoy down the road. Just grab a muffin or two, thaw and enjoy! This recipe for keto chocolate muffins is perfect when you need a quick pick-me-up type snack or have a sweet tooth that’s begging for a treat.
I probably don’t even need to tell you, but my kids will devour these muffins. The moist texture paired with the chocolate is satisfying to even the youngest of eaters. Try them yourself to see how tempting they are.
Almond Flour - Almond flour is a type of flour made from almonds. The almonds are ground into a fine powder, which makes it a good alternative to wheat flour for people with gluten sensitivities. Almond flour is also high in protein and fiber, which makes it a nutritious option for baking.
Coconut Flour - Coconut flour is a type of flour made from coconut pulp. It is a gluten-free, protein-rich alternative to wheat flour. Coconut flour can be used in many recipes, including cakes, cookies, and breads. Because it is high in fiber, it can help to promote digestive health and regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, coconut flour is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, such as iron and potassium.
Cocoa Powder - Cocoa powder is the dried, partially defatted portion of the cacao bean. It is rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, which are thought to contribute to its health benefits. Cocoa powder has a bitter taste and is used in baking and making chocolate. It is also a source of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Sweetener - I use a blend of erythritol, xylitol (or allulose), and stevia in my recipes. It is twice as sweet as sugar so you use less and there is no aftertaste in the keto chocolate muffins.
Almond Milk - Almond milk is a type of plant milk made from almonds. It is a dairy-free and vegan alternative to cow's milk. Almond milk is high in vitamin E and low in calories. It is also a good source of calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
Vanilla Extract - Vanilla extract is a concentrated solution containing the flavor compounds of vanilla beans. These flavor compounds are vanillin and its derivatives, which are responsible for the characteristic aroma and flavor of vanilla. The extract is made by macerating or soaking vanilla beans in a solution of ethanol and water.
Eggs - The eggs in keto muffins provide a good source of protein and fat. The yolks are a particularly good source of choline, which is important for brain health. The whites of the egg are a good source of albumin, which is a type of protein that helps with blood clotting.
Butter - Butter in keto muffins is a good source of healthy fats and can help to reduce cravings and hunger. When used in moderation, it can also help to boost energy levels and promote weight loss.
Baking Powder - Baking powder is a rising agent that helps cakes and other baked goods to rise. It is made up of baking soda and an acid, such as cream of tartar. When mixed with water, the baking powder reacts with the acid to produce carbon dioxide gas. This gas makes the batter or dough rise.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips - Sugar free chocolate chips are a type of chocolate that does not contain any sugar. They are made from cocoa beans, cocoa butter, and milk, but do not contain any added sugar. Sugar free chocolate chips have a lower calorie content than regular chocolate chips, and are also lower in fat and carbohydrates.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Muffins
These muffins are made the same way a traditional muffins recipe is prepared, but the ingredients easily fit into my low carb diet. Let’s get started so you can sink your teeth into one of these warm, delicious low carb chocolate muffins.
First Step: Warm the oven to 350 degrees. Then combine both kinds of flour, cocoa powder, sweetener, baking powder, salt, eggs, butter, almond milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Then carefully fold in the sugar free chocolate chips.
Second Step: Prepare a muffin tin with paper or add some cooking spray for 12 muffins. Use a large cookie scoop or measuring cup to divide the batter among the paper liners in the muffin pan.
Third Step: Bake the keto chocolate muffins for 25-30 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
Tips & Substitutions
Yes, if you want to add some mix-ins or subs to the keto chocolate muffins, feel free. Just keep in mind that if you add in more ingredients that it will change the texture, as well as the flavor and the nutritional information. Some of our favorite additions are:
Banana Extract - Drizzle in some banana extract to give you a chocolate banana muffin flavor.
Peanut Butter - I suggest swirling some in instead of completely mixing it.
Coconut - Sprinkle some coconut into the batter or add it on top. If it is getting too dark in the oven simply cover the muffins with foil.
Triple Chocolate - Add in some white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips to the batter or add a few extra semi-sweet chocolate chips on top to give you even more intense chocolate experience.
Zucchini - You can easily hide some shredded zucchini in these low carb chocolate muffins. No one will ever know!
Nut-Free - To make these nut-free use sunflower seed flour instead of the almond flour and carton coconut milk instead of the almond milk.
Dairy-Free - The only dairy in this keto chocolate muffin recipe is butter so you can easily swap in refined coconut oil to make them dairy free.
Can I Add Nuts To These Keto Chocolate Muffins?
Of course, you can add some nuts to these low carb chocolate muffins if you want. Walnuts, pecans, and almonds would all be great. Once you have the batter mixed up, fold in ¼ - ½ cup of the nuts of your choice to the batter.
Can I Make Mini Muffins?
Yes, you can turn these keto chocolate muffins into mini muffins without too much trouble. Prepare the keto double chocolate muffins as directed and add the batter to the mini muffin tin. They will make around 24 mini muffins. The baking time will need to be adjusted to more like 15-20 minutes. Check them with a toothpick to check for doneness.
Can You Make Keto Muffins Ahead of Time?
Absolutely, you can make these muffins ahead of time. We love preparing, baking them, and storing them for whenever we get in the mood for a muffin. Perfect for meal prepping or planning ahead, so you always have something at arms reach when you need it.
- Mix ingredients together.
- Scoop 12 muffins.
- Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
More Great Low Carb Muffin Recipes
I know I can never make too many muffins for my hungry household. Take a look at these muffin recipes for inspiration: